If you are even mildly interested in web design, or Internet technology in general, you might open 101 Signals…
…click through a category lower down the page…
browse until you find a site like HOVER STATES, then…
…hang on to your seat.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a moving picture moving thousands? Or…maybe a picture of words worth thousands of pictures?
YouTube – The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) In this short video (“a slightly revised and cleaned up version of the video that was featured on YouTube in February 2007″), Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, demonstrates the power of the web as a communication tool.
YouTube – Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us (~5 min.)
A short film by Kansas State Cultural Anthropology Professor Mike Welsh. In under five minutes, he takes a big bite of the Web 2.0 gestalt
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I am grinning at the notion of Robert Scoble being paid top dollar to speak at a workshop by the local chapter of the Social Media Club — a group that has rallied around the Social Media Release during their last two meetings. In this blog post, Scoble supports Stowe Boyd’s plea to “kill the social media press release idea now.”
“He’s right. I hate that idea too. Just give us a damn demo of your product and tell us about it.
“…we need to pre-write stories for bloggers and journalists since they can’t write their own opinions or reports down, right?“
Maybe I should post that quote at the Phoenix SMC wiki?
Here is a tag cloud generated from a recent online chat, courtesy of TagCrowd. Imagine having voice to text software peg an examination review into a cloud. Then, you could heads-up display it on your windshield on the way to class.
Was in a chat last night that would have made for a heady cloud, but was somehow lost from archiving… (Partner may have gone “off the record”).
Searched around Web2.0 for personal finance and budgeting applications (apps). After a little surfing, these apps seemed worth mention. The first may be the best for simple budget tracking…
To try PearBudget, you’ll need to install it (you can do this!). This is a template for Microsoft Excel, so you already have the software you need to use this application.
If you like the look and feel of PearBudget, you could sign up for an invitation for the private beta that will be sent out when the web-based application goes live. The advantage of a web-based app is that you access it through your browser. That way, when you are at the library, or at a friend’s, anywhere that the Internet is available, you can access the application just as though you were on your desktop at home.
AJAX makes for a slick interface in Yahoo! e-mail. With drag-n-drop ability and tabbed views as a bonus, the rapid response of an AJAX interface is an improvement worth mention alone. So, Yahoo! users, if—like me—you missed any hype around the release of the beta, now’s the time.